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First Grasshopperlets of Spring

Back on September 12, Julia was transplanting some strawberry plants when she came across this cluster of 5-mm eggs in the soil: I was pretty sure they were grasshopper eggs, but I figured we might as well find out what … Continue reading

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Space Debris

I just came across this photo from July.  It’s a bunch of stink bug hatchlings on a window, clustered around the eggs from which they hatched, viewed from the other side of the glass.  But the black background and white … Continue reading

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Leaf-footed Bug Egg

One day in south central Florida, Julia and I were walking along a trail through a hardwood hammock when I spotted a beautiful leaf-footed bug (Coreidae) egg.  While I was admiring it, I heard a loud buzz overhead, and I looked … Continue reading

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Contortionists

Well, as promised, I’m thoroughly impressed!  Four of you correctly (and independently) guessed that the face in my last post belonged to a walkingstick nymph.  I suppose Matt gets the prize for identifying it to species: Diapheromera femorata, the northern walkingstick. … Continue reading

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